Ph.D. Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Dissertation: “The Spatialization of Knowledge and Power at the Astronomical Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721-1743 CE,” Advisor: Panayiota I. Pyla
Major Field: South Asian Architecture and Theory
Minor Field: Cultural Heritage Management
M.A. History, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
M.A. Art History, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
B.A. Art History, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
B.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Marketing & Communications Manager, Ann Beha Architects, Boston, Massachusetts, 2019-present.
Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2014-2019. Lead editor for observing department of popular science magazine. Editing feature articles for print issue and web, writing monthly 4-page column, managing departmental schedule.
Design Assistant, Office of Louis Joyner, Architect, Columbus, Indiana, 2004-2005. Duties included design and drafting for residential, commercial, medical and community projects; writing and editing project manuals; photo and written documentation for historic preservation projects, researching compliance with state preservation regulation; communication with contractors and clients.
Editing Assistant, University of Illinois, 2006. Provided editing/proofreading services for edited collection (Panayiota Pyla, ed., Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).
Research Assistant, University of Oregon, 1993-1994; 1997. Research, translation, editing, and proofreading assistance for two monographs (Esther Jacobson Tepfer, The Art of the Scythians: The Interpenetration of Cultures at the Edge of the Hellenic World, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995; Judith Raiskin, Wide Sargasso Sea, Norton Critical Edition, New York: Norton, 1999).
the Chārbāgh: The Mughal Garden as Design Module for the Jaipur City
Plan,” Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians 17, no.
2 (March 2013): 28-47.
(2014 Founders' JSAH Article Award)
“The Archaeological Survey of India and Communal Violence in Post-Independence India,” International Journal of Heritage Studies 14, no. 6 (2008): 506-23.
Contributed Chapters and Essays
“Case Study: Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II,” in Handbook of Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy, ed., Clive Ruggles (Heidelberg: Springer), 2015.
“City Planning in India,” in Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, ed., Helaine Selin (Heidelberg: Springer), 2016.
“Astronomy in India, 1784–1876, by Joydeep Sen,” Victorian Studies 58, no. 3 (Spring 2016): 585-87.
“Meditation on Mughal Monuments, Review of Santhi Kavuri-Bauer’s Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture,” H-Asia Reviews.
“Commodification and Spectacle in Architecture,” PAST 32 (2009): 137-140.
“The Middle Class City: Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia 1876-1926,” Material Culture 39, no. 2 (2007): 79-82.
“William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier,” Annals of Wyoming 72, no. 2 (2000): 40-1.
“Thomas Moran: The Field Sketches, 1856-1923,” Annals of Wyoming 69, no. 3 (1997): 45.
“Jaipur: The Spectacle of City Planning,” Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History, Penn State University, October 2013
“Who Built Lick Observatory?” Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, April 2019
“The ‘Imperial Aesthetic’ in the Early Modern Rajput Pleasure Garden,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 2014
“Local Practice vs. Global Policy: Cultural Heritage Management in India,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Buffalo, New York, April 2013
“Changing Directions at the Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2011
“John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis: The Mapping of Imperial Subjectivity at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1675-1729,” UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Conference “Spaces of the ‘Self’ in Early Modern Culture: Sites of Exteriority,” Los Angeles, California, December 2007
“Marking Mughal Time: Power and Politics at the Delhi Astronomical Observatory of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721-1743,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2007
“Jantar Mantar: The Disappearing Observatories of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II,” 36th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2007
“Vāstu Vidyā: Vedic Architectural Theory in Postmodern India,” Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians Annual Student Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2006
“Sezincote: The Nabob at Home, 1795-1820,” Northwest Conference on British Studies, Portland, Oregon, October 1996
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 2013-14. Undergraduate colloquium “History of the Modern South Asian City” (Fall 2013); Undergraduate seminar “Spaces of Science” (Spring 2014); Undergraduate “Survey of Modern South Asian Architecture” (Spring 2014).
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. Undergraduate seminar “Urban Asia: Building the Modern City” (Spring 2013).
Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2011-2012. Undergraduate lecture “Twentieth-Century Architecture” (Fall 2011); Post-Graduate seminar “Indian Urban: History of South Asian Cities” (Fall 2011); Undergraduate lecture “Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (Spring 2012); Post-Graduate seminar “Architecture & Science” (Spring 2012).
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Design Technology, Ivy Tech State College, Bloomington, 2002-2003. CAD Fundamentals, Architectural Design I, Construction Materials and Specifications, and Computer Fundamentals for Technology.
Teaching Assistant, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2006-2007. Survey of Western Architecture.
Society of Architectural Historians Membership and Diversity Committee, 2013
Field Editor, South Asian Studies, Dissertations Reviews, 2013-14
Guest Curator, “Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art from the Collections of the Kinsey Institute,” Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction Art Gallery, January 18-April 5, 2013
Judge, National Society of Arts and Letters Emerging Artists Competition, Bloomington, Indiana Chapter, 2010
EXTERNAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ACLS New Faculty Fellowship, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 2013-2015
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012-13
Social Science Research Council IDRF Book Fellowship, 2011-2012
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2008-2009
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2008-2009
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, AY 2007-2008
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Summer 2007
Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, 2006
Victorian Society of America Summer Grant, 1996
Theodora Bosanquet Bursary (Travel/Research Grant), Summer 1996
UNIVERSITY AWARDS AND INTERNAL COMPETITIVE GRANTS
Scott Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College, 2010-2011
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2010
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in the Fine Arts, 2009-2010
Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant, University of Illinois, 2008
Alan K. and Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Scholarship Award, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, 2008
Natalie Alpert Prize, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, for paper “Marking Time: Power and Politics at the Astronomical Observatory of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721-1743,” 2007
Girdhari Tikku Memorial Prize, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois, for paper “Archaeological Survey of India and Communal Violence in Post-Independence India,” 2007
Alan K. and Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Fellowship in Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, 2005-2007
Departmental Travel/Research Award, Department of History, University of Oregon, Summer 1996
Departmental Travel/Research Award, Department of Art History, University of Oregon, January 1994
Hindi and Russian: advanced proficiency
Urdu, German, and French: intermediate proficiency
Italian, Korean, Persian, and Portuguese: reading knowledge
Society of Architectural Historians
New England Chapter Society of Architectural Historians
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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Panayiota Pyla, Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, P.O. Box 20537, Nicosia, 1678, Cyprus. E-mail: email@example.com. Phone: +357 22892963
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